Saturday, February 18, 2017

What's On The Reading Radar #WishList #TBR

I've been slowly making a list of the books I purchased because I quit keeping tabs on GoodReads. Wow. I buy a lot of books, more than I was able to read last year. I know I'm a book hoarder, but honestly, the scope of it didn't really register until I had a nice and tidy spreadsheet to show me. At the same time, I read more than I thought, too. :) A growing number of those were audiobooks. Whether I'm working out, working around the house, or out walking the dogs, audiobooks allows me to get in extra reading when I'm not able to sit down with a book. 

And then there is my wishlist which is ever growing...

Title: Lacuna 
Series: Lacuna Chronicles Book 1
Author(s): A.M. Daily
Length: 238 pages

Genre: Sci-Fi / Dystopia / Aliens / A.I. / Space Opera / LGBTIAQP Characters / 


Blurb: The ascension of the Terah has ravaged the Earth and plunged humanity into a horrifying existence. Humans struggle to survive in the few remaining cities beside Mechi, artificially intelligent beings whose most recent models are indistinguishable from their human creators, and the Ezri, a race of humanoid alien life whose descent to Earth changed the future of humankind forever.

Caden is number 508349, and has lived a comfortable and privileged life as the son of a wealthy corporate bigwig, kept safe from the dangers of life outside of Belen. An inexplicable restlessness leads Caden to pursue Earth’s lost past in cities other than his own and in the dusty words of suppressed history books.

Together with his streetwise friends, Mikas and Blue, Caden learns to navigate the shadowed world of the Underground Streets as he searches for answers to the questions left by his recurring nightmares. 

When a series of catastrophic events leads to an encounter with a mysterious stranger, Caden is drawn unwittingly into a decades long war for freedom. As he struggles to accept his place in his rapidly changing reality, Caden is given insight into his true nature, allowing him to finally take the leap of faith he needs to reclaim his identity and freedom.

Title: Husbands for Peace
Author(s): Twisted Hilarity
Length: 415 pages

Genre: Romance / Gay / Humor / Sci-Fi / Soldiers / BDSM / 


Blurb: Earth has been invaded and it seems the only thing the aliens want are spouses! When pretty boy soldier Noah Ashfield and stuck-up rich boy Vane Allen are 'recruited' and dragged aboard the starship, neither of them is thrilled, though maybe Vane will drop his incredibly annoying obsession with Noah if he is married? Even if Noah's spouse is male and alien and far too handsy. It's a battle of wills and colliding of worlds involving bondage, spanking, snarky pink-haired humans and grown brats who are stubborn beyond belief.

WARNING: Contains sexy aliens with personal boundary issues, hair fetishes, and perhaps too much confidence. Please read author's note to know what you're getting into!!

Title: The Prince of the Moon
Author(s): Megan Derr
Length: 81 pages
Publisher: LT

Genre: Romance / Bisexual / Fantasy / Gay / Fairy Tale / 


Blurb: All Solae wants is to be accepted and loved by the family that has always rejected him. But given it was his late mother who cursed the kingdom to eternal winter, the chances of that happening are minimal. If he can find a way to break the curse, however, surely that would be enough to change their minds regarding him.

But Solae is forbidden to practice magic because of his mother, which limits his ability to pursue solutions. Desperate for advice and new ideas, he contacts a famous curse breaker—and has no idea what to do when the man unexpectedly shows up, handsome and friendly and dangerously intriguing.

Title: Tangled Threads
Series: Elemental Assassin, 4
Author(s): Jennifer Estep
Length: 389 pages
Publisher: Pocket Books; Reissue edition (April 26, 2011)

Genre: Romantic Elements / Assassin / Underworld Mob / Mystery / Suspense / Humor /

Notes: whisper sync audio available

Blurb: The fourth book in the “outstanding” (Romantic Times) Elemental Assassin fantasy series featuring Gin Blaco, who by day is a waitress at a Tennessee BBQ joint, and by night is a tough female assassin.

I’d rather face a dozen lethal assassins any night than deal with something as tricky, convoluted, and fragile as my feelings.

But here I am. Gin Blanco, the semi-retired assassin known as the Spider. Hovering outside sexy businessman Owen Grayson’s front door like a nervous teenage girl. One thing I like about Owen: he doesn’t shy away from my past—or my present. And right now I have a bull’s-eye on my forehead. Cold-blooded Fire elemental Mab Monroe has hired one of the smartest assassins in the business to trap me. Elektra LaFleur is skilled and efficient, with deadly electrical elemental magic as potent as my own Ice and Stone powers. Which means there’s a fifty-fifty chance one of us won’t survive this battle. I intend to kill LaFleur—or die trying—because Mab wants the assassin to take out my baby sister, Detective Bria Coolidge, too. The only problem is, Bria has no idea I’m her long-lost sibling . . . or that I’m the murderer she’s been chasing through Ashland for weeks. And what Bria doesn’t know just might get us both dead. . . .

Title: Dangerous Times
Author(s): Isobelle Winter
Length: 172 pages
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre: Romance / Genderqueer / My Dearest Enemy /


Blurb: Over seven hundred star systems have been colonized by the Augment Empire, a cybernetic species that requires organic tissues to process food into usable fuel. When the cruel King Taen attempts to appropriate the lands of Lord Mavren, ne instead makes an enemy of the once-loyal lord, and turns all the power of the Empire against itself in a brutal civil war. 

Young and ambitious Nact moves swiftly up the ranks of Mavren's rebel army to the coveted post of General. To cement nir position, and prove once and for all the lower castes are just as capable as the highest nobility, ne has only one task left to accomplish: capture Lord General Aiomonni, the brilliant, lethal head of King Taen's military... and Mavren's defected lover.

When the disastrous aftermath of a battle flings Nact and Aiomonni beyond the charted galaxy to land on a hostile planet, their only hope of survival lies in cooperation. But being enemies makes finding common ground impossible, and no matter how compelling Nact finds the beautiful, intelligent Aiomonni, it's hard to trust someone known not only for nir prowess in war, but for nir treachery...

Title: Honor Bound
Series: (Warlord Series Book 1)
Author(s): Michelle Howard
Length: 264 pages

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Clashing Cultures / 

Notes: whisper sync audio available

Blurb: To save her people, Mikayla S'Apul has only two options: Become a prize in the upcoming battle or take control of her fate. When a worn journal falls into her hands revealing the secrets of a legendary group of warriors, Mikayla realizes it holds the answer to her dilemma. A marriage of convenience is the only way to protect the Raasa people.

Overlord Vaan Galip is the commander of the Warlord army tasked with protecting Kabanians and bringing peace to his lands. Betrayed by one of his own, joining with Mikayla S'Apul would provide her people with protection while giving him the opportunity for vengeance. Falling for the Raasa female was never part of his plans.

When a common enemy threatens, Vaan and Mikayla learn the true depth of what it means to be bound not only by marriage but by honor.

Warlord Series
Honor Bound Book 1
The Overlord's Heir Book 1.5
A King's Revenge Book 2
Rise of the Shadow Warriors Book 3
A Warlord's Heart Book 3.5

Title: Warlock's Surprise
Series: (The Warlocks Book 2)
Author(s): Erin M. Leaf
Length: 66 apges
Publisher: Evernight Publishing (January 28, 2017)

Genre: Romance / Gay / Fantasy / Magic / Mpreg / Public Exhibition /


Blurb: Leo thinks asking his soul-splice mate to marry him will be easy, but Dakota says no, again and again. When he finally capitulates, Leo believes happy ever after is in the cards, but Dakota isn’t feeling well, and meddling family members hijack their plans. Neither warlock wants the drama of a large ceremony, but the Conclave gets its way. Witches always do, after all.

When the eventful day arrives, neither man expects their old enemy to raise a demon from Hell to ruin their wedding. Witches can’t stand up to a demon, so the newly wed warlocks must save the day, but not before a surprise revelation leaves Dakota reeling.

Can Leo and Dakota survive a demon, witches, and a grandma intent on embarrassing them both as much as possible? Sadly, even magic can’t guarantee a happy ending…

Be Warned: MPREG, m/m sex, public exhibition

Title: Love By Command
Series: (Alpha Enforcer Squad Book 2)
Author(s): Lacy Thorn
Length: 91 pages
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing, LLC (February 1, 2017)

Genre: Erotic Romance / Space Marines / Sci-Fi / 


Blurb: I spend every free moment training. I’m a Junior Enforcer. Blame it on my small stature or the fact I’m a woman. Blame it on whatever. All I know is I’ll do whatever it takes to get the Junior status negated so I can be a full-fledged Enforcer. It’s been my dream my entire life. When my commander tells me it’s mine as long as I agree to be part of an experimental new combat group, a quad unit pairing me with three male Alpha Enforcers, my answer is a resounding yes. So what if it sounds like sex is part of the agenda. I’ve never been shy about taking my pleasure where I find it.

I wasn’t prepared for the three men waiting for me. I feared they’d question my abilities and the way I was earning my place as an Enforcer. Acceptance was more than I expected. Complete trust? Not even on my radar.

I was commanded to work with them, encouraged to bond sexually with them, but falling in love was never part of the deal. If only I could get my heart to understand that.

Title: Beasts Like Us
Author(s): Feral Sephrain
Length: 174 pages

Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Fantasy / 


Blurb: Mateo, a jaguar nagual descended from Mayan shamans, attends the Northern Nevada Con-fur-ence furry convention to hide in plain sight. Who will look twice at a long, black tail and inhuman yellow eyes when there are neon huskies and dancing dragons around?

There Mateo meets Dazi, a mountain lion skin-walker who is at the con with friends from his Shoshone-Paiute reservation. They want to find out if the furries are close to stumbling across their tribe of shifters.

When these two big cats rub up against each other, their cultures collide in a way neither Mateo nor Dazi could predict. But Mateo has trouble being entirely human around his alluring new companion, and Dazi puts his tribe at risk when he reveals their secrets to an outsider.

Can Mateo and Dazi overcome their natural secretive and bestial instincts to find their purr-fect ending?

Title: Contract Signed
Series: (Triggerman, Inc. Book 1)
Author(s): Marie Harte
Publisher: Samhain

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Assassins / Abandoned Child / 

Notes: Samhain is closing soon. This will probably be off the market for a time after the end of the month.

Blurb: Three assassins and a… baby?
Triggerman, Inc., Book 1

Noel “Ice” Cavanaugh’s method is foolproof. Get in, do the job, get out, melt away without a trace. Chill out until his next mark is assigned. Neat. Tidy. No mistakes.

This time, though, something isn’t right. Two somethings. First a random attack that feels not-so-random. Then he discovers someone’s left a baby on his doorstep with a note claiming it’s his. And the sexy neighbor who found the boy first has too many questions in her eyes to ignore.

When her handsome, mysterious neighbor suddenly asks her out on a date, Adeline Rose has suspicions he’s fishing for “help” with his bundle of…joy? By date’s end, she’s convinced Noel’s just as distant as he seems—until a scorching goodnight kiss ends with sex against the nearest wall, the heat between them burning away all thoughts of careful.

Now Noel has more than one problem on his hands. Splitting baby duty between three badass assassins, figuring out how to fit more time with Addy into his no-room-for-error schedule…and keeping both of them safe from the danger he’s increasingly sure has followed him home.

Warning: Beware a killer with a heart of gold, a baby who needs constant changing, and unrequited love that’s actually quite…requited.

Title: Foxed Up
Series: (shifters and partners Book 11)
Author(s): Hollis Shiloh
Length: 180 Pages

Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / 


Blurb: Wallace and Jon have been together for six months, and things are going well — it's time for Wallace to meet Jon's son, time to start getting serious. But an overheard conversation makes Wallace doubt everything. Is Jon for real, or has he been using Wallace all along? Relationship issues come to a head...and then have to take second stage when Wallace becomes involved in a dangerous undercover operation. Will their love survive...and will Wallace?
A shifters and partners novel

Takes place after "FOXED"

Title: The Star-Touched Queen
Author(s): Roshani Chokshi
Length: 353 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (April 26, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Mythology / Indian Folklore / New Adult / Arranged Marriage / 

Notes: This is also on audible.

Blurb: Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you're only seventeen?

Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father's kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran's queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar's wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire...

But Akaran has its own secrets -- thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most. . .including herself.

Title: Thabo
Series: Galactic Mates, 1
Author(s): Luna Hunter
Length: 138 pages

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Alien Military Officer / Virgin Heroine / 


Blurb: Can an alpha male alien warrior and a curvy human diplomat prevent an intergalactic disaster?

Riley Harper has been too busy earning her degree in Intergalactic Politics to bother with men. When her new job straight out of college requires her to travel to deep space so that humans can meet with the alien Intergalactic Alliance, she meets General Thabo. The muscular, fire-red Zoran soldier is intriguing, to say the least … but Riley has no intention of her first time being with an alien warrior, no matter how sexy he might be.

For his part, Thabo is not a particular fan of humans, but he can’t get the shapely Ms. Harper out of his mind. When she stands up to some trash-talking aliens on the Alliance’s space-station, he learns she has spirit to go with her luscious curves. He’s more determined than ever to claim her … but first he has to persuade her.

His romantic plans are disrupted when the Alliance station is attacked and humans are blamed. Can he and Riley find out who’s really responsible and avert a galactic war? And will she see past his tough exterior to the man he really is?

Title: Peter Darling
Author(s): Austin Chant
Length: 164 pages
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre: Romance / Gay / Historical / Trans / Fairy Tale / Fantasy / My Dearest Enemy /


Blurb: Ten years ago, Peter Pan left Neverland to grow up, leaving behind his adolescent dreams of boyhood and resigning himself to life as Wendy Darling. Growing up, however, has only made him realize how inescapable his identity as a man is.

But when he returns to Neverland, everything has changed: the Lost Boys have become men, and the war games they once played are now real and deadly. Even more shocking is the attraction Peter never knew he could feel for his old rival, Captain Hook—and the realization that he no longer knows which of them is the real villain.

Title: Bloodstained Heart
Author(s): Kassandra Lea
Length: 36 pages
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Urban Fantasy / 


Blurb: Seamus haunts the halls of his grand estate, cursed to an eternity of undead life and unable to leave the grounds. His only friends are his faithful dog, and the sweet, earnest Tibbit, whom he desperately, but secretly, loves—because it's one thing to consider him a friend, quite another to expect anyone to fall in love with a man who isn't even really alive...

Title: Roll Against Trust
Series: A #GeekLove Ménage Romance (3d20 Book 1)
Author(s): Allyson Lindt
Length: 71 pages

Genre: Erotic Romance / Bisexual / Poly / Contemporary


Blurb: Tasha’s not looking for love, but she doesn’t mind just looking… and maybe a little fantasizing. Her two best friends and weekend AD& D buddies, Seth and Ryan, are the perfect guest stars in her fantasies. When a late night gaming session with the three goes from silly to verbally scorching in an instant, Tasha wonders if her imagination is enough to keep her satisfied long term. 

Then her ex’s money mismanagement catches up to her in the form of draining her bank account, her job is threatened by a mistake that points to Ryan, and Seth takes his side. If Tasha can’t move past her trust issues long enough to uncover the truth—both with herself and the men she’s falling for—she’ll wind up broken-hearted and just plain broke.

Publisher's Note: This book was previously released under the same title by a different publisher. This version has been mildly edited for this re-release.

Title: Hitman
Author(s): Kelex
Length: 95 pages
Publisher: Twisted E-Publishing, LLC; 1 edition (February 5, 2017)

Genre: Romance / Gay / Assassin / Male Escort / Contemporary / Suspense / BDSM / 

Notes: There is a warning attached to this of Forced Seduction.

Blurb: Wrong place, right time.

Carter O’Conner exemplifies the term wrong place, wrong time when he gets between a hitman and that hitman’s prey. Sure he’s the next to die, he steels himself, refusing to give the killer the satisfaction of seeing his fear, even though he’s shaking like a leaf on the inside.

Antony Rosetta can’t ignore the man’s interesting reaction. Accustomed to begging and pleading, he respects the male escort’s strength… and struggles to forget the man after he walks away. As the weeks pass, his fantasies propel him to search for Carter and see what makes the man tick.

Carter doesn’t want to head out on another assignment but, after weeks of denial, he’s nowhere closer to paying his tuition bill. Accepting the address from his handler, he winds up before the hitman, afraid he’ll face death after all.

Instead, he confronts a passion too much for him to handle. Can these two broken men become whole in each other’s arms?

Warnings: MM, Gay, Anal Sex, Bondage, Paddling, Spanking, BDSM, Forced Seduction, Exhibitionism, and Extreme Scenes of Violence and Murder

Title: Skyborn
Author(s): Helena Maeve
Length: 77 pages
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre: Romance / Lesbian / Fantasy / Steampunk / My Dearest Enemy / 


Blurb: Wealthy, wrathful Silvergarde has fallen, but one of its conquerors isn't celebrating. Jailed for betraying the rebellion that brought the floating city to its knees, Joslin is ready to hang up her ideals—until she overhears the confession of an enemy officer. 

Her cellmate Gavia may despise the rebels, but she is Silvergarde's youngest airship pilot, a formidable fighter, and an invaluable ally. While their methods clash and their goals may not align, the two are pushed together by necessity and undeniable attraction. With time running out, a dishonored rebel and a prisoner of war may be all that stands between a successful coup and Silvergarde's complete annihilation.

Title: Broken Butterfly
Series: (Mundane Magic Book 1)
Author(s): Maxene Novak
Length: 212 pages

Genre: Romance / Bisexual / Poly / Contemporary / 


Blurb: This book is the first book in the Mundane Magic Series. However, it can be read as a stand-alone.

Belle had been well on her way to global success as one of the most daring ballerinas of her time, when a catastrophic staging mistake crippled her. Unable to handle living amongst her one-time peers, Belle flees the city of Des Moines, pointing her car east with no destination. She drives until she runs out of gas for the second time, then, on a whim, decides to rebuild her life in the tiny town of Anderson, PA.

Her welcoming committee consists of Ruger, her young, playful landlord who has been in love with her from afar ever since she made headlines on national stages. Though reluctant to be in such close proximity to a fan, Belle decides to rent a room in his storybook-style cottage.

Still crippled from her accident, Belle is in need of a physical therapist. Being a small town, there is only one; and he has a deep and tangled history with Belle’s starstruck landlord. As depression at the loss of her career threatens to swallow her whole, Belle pushes beyond her limits in a desperate attempt to regain the strength and ability she feels she’s lost.

Ruger has been back in town for a couple of years after his sudden and ill-planned escape six years earlier. His past follows him wherever he goes, and he can’t seem to shake his obsession with his long-time ex boyfriend; the skilled and extremely hot Colt. Ancient hurts build walls between them, however, and the more impatient Ruger becomes, the thicker the walls become. Belle’s arrival at his rental kicks off a journey of self-discovery that had been a long time coming, and his painful restructuring of self mirrors her own journey toward healing. They bond quickly, though neither of them can decide whether real feelings or desperation are driving their attachment.

Colt has spent the six years since Ruger broke his heart bettering himself in every way. He put in the work, and became a better man for it. When Ruger breaks down one night, however, his self-control wanes. In addition to the sudden rekindling of the fire that he’d thought had gone out between them, Colt finds himself irresistibly drawn to Ruger’s new tenant… who also happens to be his newest client.

Ethical questions and overwhelming lust drive them to do things they never would have considered before. Will they tear each other apart? Or will they find a way to balance their dysfunction, and create the sort of mundane magic they all crave?

Disclaimer: This book is not suitable for any one under the age of 18 due to sexually explicit content. This book is approximately 50,000 words and does not end in a cliffhanger. You can also read your free copy of Au Pair at the end of the book.

Title: Fear of Discovery
Series: Eternal Flame, 6
Author(s): Cree Storm, Maggie Walsh
Length: 158 pages

Genre: Romance / Gay / Poly / Paranormal / Shifters / Dragons / 


Blurb: Avery's life had never been easy. He has had one shocking revelation after another. First it was that the woman he had always called mom was not, then the idea he had been in a relationship with a man he had not been, only to discover it was planted images and thoughts by men more evil than he could ever imagine....and they were his father, uncle, and grandfather...or so he thought. Yet, even that was a lie. The only truth Avery ever knew was his feelings for the two men that took him in when his life had been upturned. Everything in him called to the two. However, when he begins to express his feelings, he is told it is only something called transference.

Illan had known Justice was his mate from the moment he walked in and his dragon met the phoenix shifter. However, since Justice had just lost his wife, they agreed to take things slow and allow for Justice to mourn the loss of his wife. Just as the two decide to make things official they meet Avery. His scent tells them something they both know is a shock, but also a blessing...mate. However, Avery doesn't seem to recognize them as mates? Not understanding why he does not share the pull, Illan and justice decide to give their mate some time. He has been through a lot lately, maybe he just needs to work through everything and this can open the door to their finally claiming the man as their own. That is until Avery is caught going to a gay club.

Hearing the two men he has come to love, talk about how he is keeping them from making their mating official, Avery decides it is time he leaves, allowing them to move forward in their lives. The problem is, along this new journey are new discoveries and fears of what he may find out next. What if the next revelation causes him to lose everything he ever wanted...maybe even his life.

Title: Hooked
Series: (Viking Bastards MC)
Author(s): Christina Phillips
Length: 134 pages
Publisher: Entangled: Scorched (February 6, 2017)

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Motorcycled Club / 




I like my sex dirty and disposable. I'm not into commitment or chicks who want more than one night. My brothers and club come first, second and last.

Until she walks into my life. Classy, rich and so out of my league it's crazy. A week together should get her out of my system, but this good girl is so bad when we're all alone and I can't get enough of her.

I don't do forever, but she's hooked me so bad I don't ever want to let her go. Except there's no way a princess can live in my world and I sure as hell won't live in hers...

Title: Eagle's Shadow
Series: Witches of London
Author(s): Aleksandr Voinov, Jordan Taylor
Length: 274 pages

Genre: Romance / Gay / Contemporary / Urban Fantasy /


Blurb: What if the new love of your life also holds the keys to your past?

When Chicago journalist Tom Welsh meets British banker Sanders Templeton at a conference, Sanders insists they have a connection, though he does not know what it is. They’ve never met before—but the strangest thing is, Tom can also feel it.

Sanders Templeton is a highflier who has it all—the money, the lifestyle and a rare intellect. Only a few chosen people know that he also suffers excruciating pain since childhood, with no cure, a mystery to western medicine.

Sanders knows that meeting Tom may be the most significant event of his life. As their relationship deepens, they learn that this is not the first lifetime in which they’ve fallen for each other. This time, true love can be theirs if they find the courage to forgive.

This is a standalone novel in the Witches of London world.

Title: Skythane
Author(s): J. Scott Coatsworth
Length: 293 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Genre: Romance / Gay / Sci-Fi / 


Blurb: Jameson Havercamp, a psych from a conservative religious colony, has come to Oberon—unique among the Common Worlds—in search of a rare substance called pith. He’s guided through the wilds on his quest by Xander Kinnson, a handsome, cocky skythane with a troubled past.

Neither knows that Oberon is facing imminent destruction. Even as the world starts to fall apart around them, they have no idea what’s coming—or the bond that will develop between them as they race to avert a cataclysm.

Together, they will journey to uncover the secrets of this strange and singular world, even as it takes them beyond the bounds of reality itself to discover what truly binds them together.

Title: Gates to Glory 
Series: (Ashurran #1)
Author(s): Tiamat

Genre: Romantic / Bisexual / Gods/DemiGods / Fantasy / Action Adventure / 

Notes: This is found free on Wattpad

Blurb: She was born in a tribe of fierce female warriors. Swords and spears had been her toys from the cradle. She had the only path before her - to become the tribe chief after her mother.

Yet Ashurran dreams of strange lands, of bigger battles, of greater fame. She will take the magical Gates to Glory, travel to another world and win renown, riches, rank of a general and a husband (beside many lovers of both sexes).

She will meet sorcerers and kings, elves and savages, dragons and demons. She will become a goddess.

Thank you for stopping by and reading!!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

What's On The Reading Radar #WishList #TBR

I almost forgot to put this post together. I haven't written much this week past the 2400 words on Lucky Charm. I don't know what happened to the week. One day it was Monday and then I woke up on Friday. :)

I have a list of blog posts that I want to complete for next week. I seem to be making a lot of list. Grocery List. Blogging Topic List. Flash Fiction List. Exercise List... well, that one isn't a list just notes to myself to go to the gym which hasn't happened, yet. I guess it would be a topic for the To-Do List. Ha!

I've been in the mood for fluffy sci-fi romances. I can't deal with any kind of angst at the moment and need rainbows, happy unicorns, and sweet HEAs. Unfortunately, there is very little to be found in MM so I turned to MF. So you'll see a bit of that but I tried to make sure it was mixed up with other stuff I'd saved to my wish list. :) 

Title: Once Bitten
Series: Once Bitten, 1
Author(s): Kate Owen
Length: 219 pages
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre: Romance / Bisexual / Genderqueer / Lesbian / Paranormal / Urban Fantasy /


Blurb: Izzy Konnig has everything: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a house in the trendy part of town, and Emma, a beautiful girlfriend who requires no commitment. 

Then one night Emma accidentally bites her, and Izzy Konnig finds herself turning into a werewolf. Panicked, Izzy bolts, only to be grabbed by a gang of rival wolves and forced into an underground fighting ring. If she wants to return to the life she loves, it's going to take everything she's got—and more.

Title: Stolen Ink
Series: Ink Born, 
Author(s): Holly Evans
Length: 199 pages

Genre: Romance / Gay / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal / Shifters / Crime / 


Blurb: I’m Dacian, a tattoo magician, and my life went from my biggest concern being finding a pretty guy to fall into bed with at the end of the week to everything falling apart around me. 

There are two problems in my life.

Number one – I’m an ink magician, the thing of myths. A lot of very powerful people would love to get their hands on me, and I have no intention of letting that happen.

Number two – A tattoo thief came to my city, and the magical community has decided that I’m the guy to stop them.

Somehow, I have to catch the thief without letting my secret out of the bag, and that’s even harder than it sounds.

Title: Hunter 
Author(s): Dakota Storm
Publisher: JMS Books LLC (February 11, 2017)

Genre: Romance / Gay / Contemporary / Bounty Hunter / 


Blurb: Sexy-as-sin bounty hunter Hunter Jones lives, eats, and breathes his next case. He's always been content to live his life on the road with no attachments and no one to answer to. Love is for other people. But when he stops in a small town for a little R&R and meets up with a fellow bounty hunter to review a case, he runs into the man of his wet dreams. Hunter isn't ready for love, but Van turns his head and heart upside down.

Donovan “Van” Madsen has it all: a lucrative business, a close-knit family, and a best friend. But something is missing. Van always dreamed of finding the "one," but never thought it would happen ... until Hunter.

The mutual attraction is instant and intense between the two men. Neither can say goodbye.

When trouble brews and Van is kidnapped, Hunter realizes life is too short to not take what he wants. In this action-packed romance, both men’s lives are on the line and their love might not be enough to save them.

Title: Ge-Mi
SeriesGe-Mi Part One
Author(s): Mell Eight
Length:97 pages
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Gay / Sci-fi /

Blurb: A hundred years ago evil scientists spliced human genes with those of animals, creating a genetic mutation passed on through the generations. Hated because of their differences, these Ge-Mis live on the fringes of society where they scrounge and scrape to get by.

Nevada is half Ge-Mi, and hides that fact behind baggy clothes and by keeping distance between himself and everyone around him. One day his peaceful life is shattered by an explosion and the arrival of a pack of wolves to sniff out the culprit. Wolves have excellent noses and as Alpha, Taylor can sniff out every one of Nevada's secrets—and the harder Nevada tries to resist, the more difficult staying away from Taylor becomes.

Title: Internment
Series(Spirit Threads Book 1)
Author(s): Freddy MacKay
Length: 248 pages
Publisher: Mischief Books

Genre: Romance / Historical / Post WWII / Fantasy / Interracial / 

Notes: Disclaimer: this is one of my all time favorite stories. Berg is my favorite character, you know, the one where I cry when I talk about him. I have this in all editions and will be picking up this one too because it's illustrated on the inside. For book two, Freddy chose one my suggested titles. *happy wiggles*

Blurb: Spirit Threads Series, Book 1
Next Book: Enhearten

Alone on his mountain, the kitsune Tadashi only wishes to be left in peace so he can mourn his lost lover and take care of his temple. Unfortunately, several townsmen who have no idea of Tadashi’s true nature have different plans for the "Jap on the mountain" and his land. When they push the kitsune too far, he reacts with horrific violence, leaving tragedy in his wake. Broken and terrified of himself, Tadashi represses his natural drives and shuts himself off from the world.

The intrusion of a lost little girl and her persistent veterinarian uncle, Berg, stumbling into Tadashi’s life, though, and turn his carefully ordered world upside-down. The reluctant hero needs to decide whether he is truly happier alone or whether he can once again embrace a truth he used to know, that life is for the living.

Please Note: This is a re-edited, second edition with 4 illustrations. No changes have been made to the story. There will be B&W and Color print editions released.

Word/Page Count: 62,000 words/248 pages

Title: A Wife for the Future
Series(The Wikomsette Book 2)
Author(s): Emerald Lavere
Length: 256 pages
Publisher: LooseId

Genre: Romance / Time Travel / Futuristic / Multipartners / Sharing/Menage / MFMMM /


Blurb: Ashling never understood some of the oddities in her upbringing, until a family secret is revealed: her father is from the distant future. It has been predetermined that he will return to his native time on Ashling's twentieth birthday and she must go with him. Future society has a critical shortage of women and humanity is threatened with extinction.

Given time to recover from the shock and to prepare for a vastly different civilization, Ashling accepts her fate. She's required to take several husbands, and produce offspring to help prevent the human race from dying out. After a sheltered childhood with limited social interaction, Ashling is aroused by the idea of having romantic partners (more than one of them) for the first time in her life.

As soon as she's introduced to her prospective mates, feelings of being overwhelmed are quickly replaced by desire for the men who wish to court her. Ashling takes three husbands, reveling in the passion she shares with each of them. Life becomes one delicious encounter after another.

And then her father is accused of a crime, and the only man willing to help free him is the man Ashling wants most, and the one she may never have.

Title: Atonement
Series: The Protectors, 6
Author(s): Sloane Kennedy
Length: 304 pages

Genre: Romance / Gay / Contemporary / 


Blurb: "Once a fuck up, always a fuck up."

Words twenty-six-year-old Dante Thorne has had to live with for more years than he can count and a title he finally earned at the tender age of sixteen when one careless decision led to tragedy. And since he can't deny the truth of the words, why not live by them instead? Fucking up, fucking, it doesn't matter; as long as it feels good and makes him forget the day he failed the one person he'd always sworn to protect. A good philosophy to live by until Dante meets the one man who might actually having him wishing he was something more...

At forty-one and with a distinguished career as a Texas Ranger under his belt, Magnus DuCane should have been in the prime of his life. Instead, he's mourning the loss of the daughter he couldn't save and contemplating a future that looks nothing like the one he had planned. The only bright spot in his life is the young grandson whose suddenly been returned to him after going missing two years earlier and the new family of men that he's been welcomed into with open arms. But with his iron will, unfailing self-control and unflappable discipline, Magnus knows he can start a new chapter and get his life back on track...if he can just get past the disturbing, unexpected feelings one young man stirs in him.

Because everything about Dante Thorne is wrong for Magnus. His arrogance, his cocky attitude, every single unfiltered word that falls unchecked out of his mouth and, of course, the fact that he's a man.

But when his well-meaning friends send Dante with him as a bodyguard when he returns to Texas to testify in a high-profile case, Magnus begins to see beyond the brash words and endless sexual innuendo. And when he starts to discover that what he sees isn't all that bad, suddenly the fact that that Dante is a man instead of a woman no longer seems like such a big sticking point...

Title: Black Market Blood
Series(New Canadiana Book 2)
Author(s): Francis Gideon
Length: 330 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Vampires / Urban Fantasy / 


BlurbIn a world where monsters are known to—and despised by—humanity, vampire Chaz Solomon hides in plain sight as a detective on the Toronto police force. But freedom from prejudice does nothing to alleviate his guilt over the lover he betrayed to gain his label of “normal.” He spends his days living a lie and his nights in a brothel, seeking company and black-market blood.

When a serial killer preying on both vampires and sex workers leads Chaz and his department on a twisted chase through New Canadiana’s supernatural underground, one of the brothel employees, Sully, becomes the only person Chaz can trust. There’s much more to Sully than a pretty face, and he’s slowly breaching the walls around Chaz’s heart with his intelligence and kind nature.

But as the body count rises and conspiracies come to light, the past Chaz has been trying to escape comes rushing back. Sully might accept Chaz as a vampire, but will he forgive Chaz’s other deceptions? And what will become of Chaz’s life if his secret is revealed? Before he can worry about a future with Sully, he’ll have to find the vengeful murderer threatening everything he cares about.

Title: Accused
Series(The Talani Trade Alliance Book 1)
Author(s): Leona Windwalker
Length: 250 pages

Genre: Romance / Gay / Sci-Fi / D/s / 


Blurb: Matthias Reynolds loves his life. He's starting to make it as a graphic artist at last and has a job he really likes at a local café that pays the bills. When a night out clubbing leads to an awkward morning after, he's embarrassed and more than ready to forget all about it. When Talani Enforcers show up at the café, he doesn't know what to make of it all as he's led away in restraints. 

Standing accused of crimes he struggles to understand, he finds he has an unexpected champion: the Talani warrior and war hero J'nah Quislin. J'nah knows that Matty is his. All J'nah has to do is keep Matty safe from those who engineered Matty's charges and sentencing. That, and get Matty to accept that the universe always intended them to be together as one. All it requires is for Matty to return J'nah's devotion and offer his willing submission. Can Matty do it, with all that it will mean for his future?

Warning: Contains scenes of consensual sexual acts between two males, in a dominant/submissive relationship

Title: Candy Ever After
Series: Hot Candy, 2
Author(s): Jo Raven

Genre: Romance / Poly / Bisexual / MMF / Contemporary /


Blurb: “Candy, why is your bed so big?”
“… to fit my two boyfriends when we snuggle together at night.”

Only that’s my father asking, staring at the bed in question.

So yeah. Unruly Jethro and cocky Joel are now officially my boyfriends. My Candy Boys. I moved in with them, and I expected things to be tense, awkward. I was wrong. This feels so right, and well, hot. These boys are SO hot.

But with college starting, Jethro returning to work at the bookshop, and Joel planning to start his own business, everything’s shifting. Not to forget the fact that Joel still hasn’t confronted his parents about our relationship, that Jethro is still recovering from his dad’s brutal attack, and that I feel insecure, well…

Wait a sec. Insecure? Come on, Candy. That’s BS. These boys love you.

Yeah, I know. The boys and me, we’re solid. However, doubt still lingers. I mean, Joel’s parents hate each other. Jethro’s dad killed his mom, for chrissakes—and my mom has acquired a sudden interest in sex toys and escort services.

So I wonder if true love really exists. Love that doesn’t fade over time. You know, the kind that withstands nightmares and bad jokes, unwashed dishes in the sink and lack of lube.
Yeah, that happened.

These boys own me. They’re sweet, sexy and caring—but will they break my heart, or is this our happily ever after?

Author note: This is NOT a standalone novel. It is the epilogue to Candy Boys. You need to read Candy Boys before you read Candy Ever After.

Title: Clan and Command
Series: Clan Beginnings, 5
Author(s): Tracy St. John
Length: 255 pages

Genre: Romance / Poly / Bisexual / MMM / Sci-Fi / BDSM / 


Blurb: Losing the one man he loved convinced Piras he would never have a chance at happiness. He is too different from the other members of the Dramok breed to attract a Nobek warrior and Imdiko nurturer to his clan. Unwilling to pretend to be someone he is not, he faces a lonely future.

Nobek destroyer captain Kila’s one night with Piras was a shocking revelation. Yet he can’t stop thinking of the temperamental Dramok admiral he has grown to respect. A dangerous mission in the midst of Kalquor’s civil war throws them together once more, and Kila must decide if Piras’s needs are an obstacle…or an incredible gift. Meanwhile, he has the added headache of an obstinate Imdiko chief engineer undermining his orders at every turn.

Lokmi’s dual breed designation of Imdiko and Dramok has caused him problems in work and personal relationships. While he coddles his ship’s engines, his need to control puts him at odds with commanding Dramoks and fierce Nobeks. Dealing with hothead Admiral Piras and overbearing Captain Kila is everything Lokmi hates…until he discovers his unique qualities fit their needs. Could it be that he isn’t fated to walk through life alone?

Three outsiders fight to save themselves, each other, and the Kalquorian Empire.

Contains BDSM situations

Title: Creeg
Series: The Tellox, 1
Author(s): Kelly Lucille
Length: 98 pages
PublisherKLM (January 21, 2017)

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Alien Abduction / Fated Mates / Alpha Male /


Blurb: A science fiction romance that begins a new series.They were created, betrayed and nearly eradicated as a species. 

The rest they did to themselves.

The Tellox are known as the finest warriors in every known galaxy, animalistic, powerful and infinitely hard to kill. They heal from nearly any wound and do not age. But they have no females left, and with the destruction of their bloodmates so long ago, nothing worth fighting for.

So they wander, they battle, and they hunt.

Most don't even remember what it is they search for, until Commander Creeg of the Tellox is exploring a new uninitiated world and chances upon the scent of new prey.

A small Earth female named Sara is about to change everything.

This is the start of a series and while the characters in this book will be in the next book and there is a continuation of story, each book will present a new romance to be enjoyed.

This is an alien abduction, fated mate romance with strong language and explicit sexual situations. Enjoy!

Title: Dragon Sun
Author(s): Liv Rider
Length: 94 pages

Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Dragon / True Mate / Shifters /


Blurb: He never believed he was destined to find a true mate—until one touch changed everything.

Dragon shifter Griffith Rees has closed himself off to love ever since his partner’s death. When he saves college student Noah Tine from the man responsible, the last thing Griffith expects is to find someone who kindles both his heart and his dragon’s mating instinct.

Noah’s never heard of shifters until Griffith nearly turns into a dragon in his living room. When Griffith is forced to take drastic action to save Noah’s life, they find themselves connected by a bond Noah never knew existed—and Noah discovers he might not be so human after all.

Together they have to stop a dangerous predator from striking again, while navigating their growing desire and bond. But is Griffith ready to open his heart again to love? And does catching the man who killed his partner mean sacrificing Noah?

Dragon Sun is a standalone m/m dragon shifter romance with no cliffhangers.

Title: Vexing Voss
Series(Coletti Warlords Book 3)
Author(s): Gail Koger
Length: 230 pages
Publisher: LooseId

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Humor / Space Opera / Alien / 


BlurbFor Voss, a Coletti Warlord, conquering the universe is a piece of cake. After all, he's a master of psychic seduction; no one can resist him when he sets his mind to it.

Zoey Jones is determined to find her mother's killer. Surrendering to a fierce Coletti warrior is the last thing on her mind. When Voss is determined to make Zoey his mate, she unleashes her own brand of whoop-ass to discourage his pursuit. When her clever disguises, skunk perfume, stun gun, and smoke bombs fail to stop the ruthless warlord, she's forced to negotiate her surrender: she would mate with him if he would help her find her mother's killer.

To Zoey's surprise, Voss agrees, and the hunt is on. Their quest to bring the villain to justice leads to unlikely alliances in an interplanetary war, and more surprisingly, to love.

Title: A Reluctant Vampire
Series: Kansas City Vampires, 1
Author(s): G.R. George
Length: 91 pages

Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Vampires / BDSM / Shifters / Bisexual / 


Blurb: BDSM club Corazon de la Muerte, Kansas City

Someone is killing the vampires of Kansas City and Master Vampire, Guillermo Perez is suspect number one. Can Dr. Nathan Greer help find a killer and at the same time discover a way to control his vampire cravings?

In book 1 of her bestselling series, Kansas City Vampires, USA Today bestselling GLBT author Renee George, writing as G.R. George, spins a thrilling tale of intrigue, suspense, and murder. A Reluctant Vampire will keep you turning the pages from beginning to end.

After years of resisting his nature, Dr. Nathan Greer is finding it harder and harder to control his vampire cravings. After almost killing a co-worker, he is forced to seek help from his own kind, no matter how much he despises them. Unfortunately, his only hope, Guillermo Perez, Kansas City's master vampire, and owner of BDSM club Corazon de la Muerte, doesn't do anything without strings attached.

Guillermo is powerful, sexy, and more self-assured than anyone Nathan has ever known. The last thing Nathan ever expected was to fall under the spell of this ancient vamp--and he certainly didn't plan to find relief in another man's arms. But when Guillermo begins to distance himself from Nathan, he begins to doubt if the connection he felt for Gui is real.

Nathan's life gets more complicated when he finds out that vampires around the city are being executed, and his ex-fiancé, Anna, is the lead medical examiner for the murders. Anna, who doesn't know about Nathan's vampire status, wants to pick up their relationship where they left off. Nathan, however, can't get a certain master of the city off his mind.

When Guillermo is accused by an ancient vampire, Min, of the killings, he must defend himself and his city. While trying to find the killer, Nathan and Guillermo discover their need for each other is more than desire. But can they reconcile before one of them loses a heart?

This contemporary gay romance contains vampires, shapeshifters, gay and bisexual explicit erotic content and is not intended for readers under 18.

Title: Just like Cats and Dogs
Series(Sanctuary Book 1)
Author(s): BA Tortuga
Length: 237
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Genre: Erotic Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Shifter / 


Blurb: Can cats and dogs ever get along, let alone fall in love?

Sam knows you can never go home again. As an orphaned feline shifter raised by wolves, being an outcast is nothing new to him. But the pack is still his family, and when one of them passes away, Sam returns to the New Mexico desert to say good-bye.

Gus is a loner who rarely returns to his pack, but as fate would have it, Sam is there when he chooses to visit. The history between Gus and Sam is tumultuous, to say the least, but when Gus gets an eyeful of the grown-up and gorgeous version of his childhood bully, he can’t control his reaction. And he isn’t alone.

The attraction is powerful, but so are their differences. And with trouble brewing in the pack and danger surrounding them, Sam and Gus might not have the opportunity to seek common ground.

This action-packed shifter novel is the ultimate opposites attract and enemies-to-lovers romance, and it includes a bonus novella, In the Dog House.

Title: Shanghaied
Series: Mate of the Tyger Prince, 4
Author(s): Shannon West
Length: 230 pages
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press (January 13, 2017)


Notes:...I wasn't paying attention to the series name. I think I've read the first book in this series. I'll have to go look at the others. I think these have to be read in order.

Blurb: Prince Vannos is sick and tired of being sheltered and treated like a child. He’s a warrior and in his opinion, it’s high time he was treated like one. When he’s invited to a party by one of his older friends, he decides to slip away from his guards, even though his father, Blake, has forbidden it. The next thing he knows, he’s been drugged and kidnapped and is on his way to the planet of Moravia, an insular world, whose people are suspicious and hate outsiders. When Vannos learns why he’s going and what awaits him there, panic sets in, but it’s already far too late.

Soon he arrives on the mysterious planet, surrounded by strangers who don’t know his real identity, but if he tells the truth about who he really is, harm will come to his family at home. Forced into a charade, Vannos has to marry the king of Moravia, a handsome warrior king named Stefan. He must also pretend to be a man who is far more worldly in every way. When the truth is inevitably revealed, the king is angered by the idea that the Tygerians tried to force a political alliance on him and refuses to give Vannos a divorce or allow any member of the royal family to visit him. Redmond is dispatched to act as a go-between and he finds much more waiting for him than just an lovestruck and unhappy prince in this distant world. The two young men must fight their way to happiness through a confusing maze of romance, murder and intrigue, and Vannos and his king learn that you have to be very careful what you wish for in life, because you just might get more than you ever bargained for.

Title: Shadowspire
Series(Wytch Kings Book 3)
Author(s): Jaye McKenna
Length: 229 pages

Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Fantasy / Shifters / Dragons /


Blurb: When the soon-to-be betrothed Prince Jaire of Altan meets a handsome ghost, he fears he might be losing his mind. But the ghost may hold the key to his kingdom’s future, as well as the key to Jaire’s heart.

Shy and bookish Prince Jaire of Altan is not particularly enthralled with the idea of marrying the simpering Lady Bria of Irilan, but Altan needs to renew its ties with the neighboring kingdom. For the sake of the alliance, Jaire is willing to do his duty, even if he would much rather marry a prince.

Sole survivor of the massacre now called the Irilan Rebellion, Prince Vayne of Irilan disappeared so long ago, no one even remembers his name. Trapped in the mythe to protect a secret that could change the balance of power in Skanda, Vayne has been fighting to retain his sanity for centuries.

When Jaire sees the ghost of a handsome young man dressed in fashions centuries old, he fears he might be losing his mind. But the ghost proves to be far more than a restless spirit, and might just hold the key to Altan’s future, as well as the key to Jaire’s heart.

Title: The Centurion's Choice
SeriesAn Eagle's Honor Novella
Author(s): Sandra Schwab
Length: 142 pages

Genre: Romance / Ancient History / Gay /

Notes: Note to self: look up Eagle's Honor. I keep forgetting.

Blurb: It's AD 178, and barbarian tribes once again threaten the borders of the Roman Empire. To make matters worse, Lucius' promotion in his auxiliary cohort has been denied, and instead the governor has appointed a moody, mean-tempered Roman to become the new centurion of the Septem Gallorum — and, incidentally, to trample all over Lucius' ambitions.

Tall and burly, Centurion Caius Florius Corvus might be way too good-looking for Lucius' peace of mind, but the man has also made it abundantly clear that he doesn't trust Lucius as his second in command. Yet as they are swept into war and each has to shoulder his responsibilities, a reluctant respect begins to grow between them, which soon grows into friendship — and, perhaps, more?

Title: The Leopard King
Series(Ars Numina Book 1)
Author(s): Ann Aguirre
Length: 271 pages

Genre: Paranormal / Romance / Second Chances /


Blurb: Proud. Imperious. Impassioned. 

Until three years ago, those words applied to Dominic Asher, the leader of Ash Valley. His family has ruled the feline branch of the Animari for hundreds of years, guiding the pride through perilous times. Unspeakable loss drove him into seclusion, a feral beast nobody can tame. Now he's wrecked, a leopard king in exile, and he wants nothing more than to die.

Fierce. Loyal. Determined.

Fortunately for Dom, those words still apply to Pru Bristow, his dead mate's best friend. She's had her heart broken too, but she never quits. With the conclave approaching, alliances with the Pine Ridge pack and Burnt Amber clans on the verge of collapse, she's prepared to do whatever it takes to drag their leader back, before his second can start a war.

At best theirs seems like a desperate alliance, but when their mate bond turns hot and fierce, there's no end to the questions and the doubts. Neither of them expects to fall in love. But sometimes people don't know what they're looking for until they find it.

Title: Vaant
Series: The Galaxos Crew, 1
Author(s): Layla Nash, Juno Wells
Length: 216 pages

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / 


Blurb: Isla Lennox is the best interpreter aboard the Alliance ship Argo -- if the captain would ever give her a chance to do her job. When he finally does, Isla's big break turns into chaos and panic as she and all the female crew members are traded to an alien ship in exchange for the Argo's safe passage. The giant Xaravian warriors are intimidating, covered in scales, and... way too attractive. Isla and her friends won't surrender quietly, but it seems like the Xaravians are looking forward to that kind of fight. 

The moment Vaant sees the beautiful, sassy interpreter, he knows he can't leave her in danger. She thinks he's a pirate and a dangerous rebel -- and that he bought her and her friends. Vaant must prove his honorable intentions, even as her flashing eyes and curvy figure drives him mad with desire. He'll even endanger his ship and go to the edge of the universe to keep her safe.

When her former captain frames Vaant for destroying an innocent ship and murdering another crew, Isla must face that the Alliance she served so proudly is not what it seems. Starting a new life as a rebel with Vaant sounds more and more appealing, but first they'll have to fight through half the Alliance fleet, escape a crumbling space station, and find love among the stars.

Title: The Worst Werewolf
Series: The Immutable Moon, 1
Author(s): Jacqueline Rohrbach
Publisher: NineStar Press

Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Shifter /


Blurb: The werewolf said, “Race you to the road.” It was the last thing Tovin heard before his life became uncomfortably complex.

Before that night in the forest, Tovin was the type of guy to play it safe. Happy wearing the same shoes, buying the same deodorant, and eating the same meals day after day, he thought his simple existence was pretty great. At least until his boyfriend dumps him for being boring. Heartbroken but on a mission of vengeance, Tovin decides to start a new life filled with excitement, danger, and maybe a meal from a questionable food truck.

A date with Garvey would start it all. Handsome, sophisticated, the man is everything Tovin thinks he needs. It’s a pity he turns out to be a werewolf on a mission to save his pack from destruction.

Now Tovin is caught up in Garvey’s world.

Abducted and forced to be the bloodservant of a powerful Alpha, he lands right in the middle of a brewing conflict that threatens to destroy humanity.

Title: The Vulfan's True Mate
Series(Starcrossed Dating Agency Book 1)
Author(s): Georgette St. Clair
Length: 124 pages

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / LOL--RBF (robot best friend)--gutter mind / 


Blurb: Talia Fisher likes to complain to her friends that her growly, sexy boss Lukan was a real beast – turns out, she had no idea how right she was. She finds out the truth one night when she storms into his office to confront him…and finds herself transported another planet. A planet full of sexy aliens who actually appreciate Talia’s curves, and are practically climbing over each other to claim her – but Lukan’s got other ideas.

Now that Talia’s here, he’s going to stake his claim on the full-figured beauty who’s been haunting his dreams. Unfortunately, that means that Talia must leave her friends and family behind forever – and there’s no way on God’s green earth, or any other planet, that Talia’s agreeing to that. And Talia’s new RBF (robot best friend) has glitches that may accidentally start a war between rival packs. Add in a brewing cyborg invasion and a jealous rival who will stop at nothing to win Lukan over, and Talia is facing a challenge that is out of this world.

Title: Reckless
Series: Alpha Planet
Author(s): Lily Harlem
Length: 127 pages
Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Bisexual / MMF / Poly /


Blurb: Aurora Zenith is battling to survive in poisonous London. Working at a docking station to Planet Alpha is not helping. Why? Because each day she witnesses lucky humans rocketing to a better life in the stars. With a surname last on the list to escape and a lung condition making her first on the list for death she’s getting desperate … and reckless.

Seeing an opportunity to stow away on sexy Captain Ciro’s shuttle to Alpha, Aurora acts first and thinks later. Trouble is, without a plan she’s flailing in space and lost on an alien world.

A string of rash decisions and a hasty retreat make for a perfect storm of danger, deceit, and lust. Will Aurora escape the evil Xyran who has her in his sights? Will Captain Ciro ever tear his attention from his gorgeous copilot and notice her? And what do the Alphans mean when they say a woman will complete them?

The only thing to do is fly with them and see where she lands.

Title: Misfits
Author(s): Garrett Leigh
Length: 246 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Poly / MMM / 

Notes: Piper said this had minimal angst.

Blurb: Restaurant owner Tom Fearnes has loved his partner Cass for as long as he can remember, but their work often keeps them apart. When he meets a striking young man named Jake on the vibrant streets of Camden Town, their heady first encounter takes an unexpected turn.

Jake Thompson can hardly believe his luck when he wakes up in Tom’s bed. Tom is gorgeous, kind, and . . . taken. Tom’s explanation of his open relationship leaves Jake cold, but Tom is too tempting, and when hard times force Jake to accept Tom’s helping hand, he finds himself between two men who’ve lost their way.

Cass Pearson is a troubled soul. He loves Tom with all he has, but some days it feels like he hasn’t much to give. Jake seems like the perfect solution. Cass risks everything to push Jake and Tom together, but Jake resists, wary, until the darkness of Cass’s past comes to call. Then Jake finds himself the last man standing, and it’s time to dig deep and shine a light for the men he’s grown to love.

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